"Historians and Scholars have no business....."
Jan 04, 2007 09:25 AM
The statement has been made:
No one, not even D. Caldwell or J. Algeo, has had the nerve to say
that those "obviously spurious letters" (Radha's words about them) are
Historians and Scholars have no business in publicizing well-known
lies. Only this kind of people.
Concerning those "obviously spurious letters", why is it that
Boris de Zirkoff, Michael Gomes and Sylvia Cranston (three well known
writers and authorities on HPB) have all used some of these "obviously
spurious letters" in their various books and publications.
These three persons have quoted from some of these letters using such
phrases as: H.P.B. wrote to A.N. Aksakoff.
In other words, these three writers have been presenting
these "obviously spurious letters" as legitimate HPB. Readers of their
books would think, "Oh, the book THE MODERN PRIESTESS OF ISIS must
contain HPB letters. Maybe I should read the book...." etc. etc.
If it is true that "Historians and Scholars have no business in
publicizing well-known lies," then what were Boris de Zirkoff, Sylvia
Cranston and Michael Gomes doing when they used these letters as
legitimate HPB material/letters in their books????
It would appear that the letters were not so OBVIOUSLY spurious to
these three persons.
And let us not forget that the scholar and historian the late John
Cooper had already included in both his published dissertation which
can be obtained from the University of Sydney and in his TPH Wheaton
manuscript of Vol. I of HPB's letters ALL of these "obviously spurious
In my next posting on this subject, I will give a few more specifics
concerning the examples given in my posting at:
[cue card: distract, distract, distract, distract....]
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